This Year's Program

2022 Program Schedule


March 24, Thursday

Organizing Meeting

7:00 pm in the Town Hall Auditorium

Club business update, pay membership dues, finalize booklet details, discuss By Laws,

arrange Hospitality assignments (hint: attendees get best choices!), fill jobs needing volunteers...

Positions still needing filling: Publicity, especially for Special Events


April 21st, Thursday

Curb Appeal

Speaker: Jaqueline Clark, Garden Designs by Jacqueline, LLC

Inspirational ideas to help add creativity and visual appeal to landscapes.

7:00pm, Academy Hall


April 23, Saturday

Earth Day Putter

9-11 am**

Senior Center and TWB Gazebo


May 19th, Thursday

Dragons & Damsels

Laura Beltran, Acadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audobon

Explore the world of dragonflies and damselflies. Discover their significance in

the ecosystem, their fascinating life-cycles, and tips on how to identify the

common species in our area

7:00pm, Academy Hall


May 30th, Monday

HGC Annual Memorial Day Plant Sale

8:00am to Noon, Academy Hall

Drop off plants on Sunday. Help with pricing and set up on Sunday and/or

selling plants on Monday.


June 26th, Sunday

A Garden Tea Party

At the home of Ginny Blake

2:00 pm

Bring your own tea cup and dress for a garden party!


July 21st, Thursday

Hampden Garden Club Annual Potluck Picnic

and Perennial Plant Exchange

At the home of Don & Carol Collins

6:00 pm

Everyone bring a dish to share and a potted perennial to exchange.


August 18th, Thursday

Garden Tour

Gardening in Containers

At the home of Ralph D’Amico

near Forest Park, Spfld


Meet at 5:30pm at Academy Hall to Carpool


September 10th, Saturday

Happy Birthday HGC!

A Special Celebration of the Hampden Garden Club's 90th Birthday

The Hampden Historical Society and the Hampden Garden Club

will host a special exhibit of Hampden Garden Club History

2-4pm, Academy Hall


September 15th, Thursday

"Thornton Burgess"

Dave Cesan, Longtime Hampden resident & amateur local historian

In celebration of the Hampden Garden Club's 90th Anniversary, this slide presentation

will cover Thornton Burgess, one of the HGC's most famous members.

7:00pm, Academy Hall


October 20th, Thursday


Beer Making and Fermentation

Dave Buel, Scantic River Brewery

7pm, Academy Hall


Date/Time TBA

Annual Library Holiday Decorating


December 10th, Saturday

Annual Holiday Gathering

At the home of Lil & Mike Fedora

Bring a friend/spouse to the final meeting of the year. Join us for a

light catered meal and socializing.

Bring a wrapped gift to exchange.